Karl Williams is Deputy Research Director at the Centre for Policy Studies. A data specialist with a background in energy and seaborne trade research in the City, his work at the CPS has focused on political economy, energy and immigration. He is a frequent contributor to CapX and has written for a range of national news outlets.
Before joining the CPS in 2021, he achieved a distinction in the Political Thought and Intellectual History MPhil at Cambridge, writing variously on anti-Rawlsian political realism, Roger Scruton’s conceptions of conservatism and the geopolitical thought of James Madison. His political hero is Norman Tebbit.